TP-Link Dual-Band Wireless :: TL-WDR3600 - Requirements And / Or Restrictions For USB Hard Drives?
Mar 6, 2013
Region : UnitedStates
Model : TL-WDR3600
Hardware Version : V1
Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n
I try to attach an external hard drive to my TL-WDR3600.
The hard drive: TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 3TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC130XK3J1 Formatted w/ NTFS, 4kB Block Size (default)
When I attach the drive and click Rescan in "USB Settings" -> "Storage Sharing" nothing happens.Message is still: No volumes found. Plug an external USB drive into this Router, wait for 10 seconds and then rescan the volume.
No entries are made in the "System Tools" -> "System Log" when I attach the drive or click rescan.
The drive works fine on my desktop PC running Windows 8.
I realize that it is a USB 3.0 drive, but I understand that USB 3.0 should be backwards compatible to USB 2.0. In fact, the drive works on both, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, on my desktop PC.
What are the requirements and/or restrictions for USB hard drives on the TL-WDR3600? The information I found was, that they need to be either formatted with NTFS or FAT32 (FAT32 is not an option here due to the disk size). Are there any size restrictions for external drives on the router? Why are they not listed anywhere (user manual, specifications).
Region : Netherlands Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 130129 ISP :
I've this dualband wireless router since a week.Now I found out, NFS is working very slow (actually NFS is not working at all).I have a Mede8er and a synology NAS server connected to the TP-LINK WDR3600 router.I have movie directories shared on the NAS using NFS.when I go to the NFS locations in my mede8er it takes very long before I can see the NFS mapping.When I connect the Mede8er straight to the Synology NAS server (Cross Cable connection) NFS is working as it should be.So the TP-LINK WDR3600 cannot handle the NFS protocol?
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
I recently bought wdr3600 and just trying to configure bridge through WDS configuration. I just enabled WDS and picked my initial wireless router after clicking the Survey button, then save it. After the reboot, I cant seem to ping/access 192.168.0.1 and the wireless SSID cant be seen any longer. I tried doing the reset button for 30secs but looks like nothing is working and not resetting. And I am still getting 169.254.x.x
Region : Netherlands Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 Build 120820 Rel.73549n ISP :
I recently purchased an TL-WDR3600. Setup was easy. Both wlan channels work perfectly. All clients can connect to the internet and access my lan connected NAS. I have some wlan devices which needs to be connected sometimes by http: port 80 and also by telnet or ssh. I can connect from a wlan device to a lan device. But NOT from a wlan to wlan or a lan to wlan. I allready diabled WMM and tried some other wlan settings, like disable one channel, changing the channel width etc.
My setup is : ADSL device -->(192.168.1.X dhcp) WAN TL-WDR3600 --> to LAN&WLAN (192.168.0.X dhcp and some LAN connected with static 0.200, 0.210)
Region : Ireland Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : ISP : UPC
how do you add a password for anyone trying to access the hard drive that I have connected to the 3600 via usb. I have guests staying in the house on a regular basis and only want to allow family member to be able to access the hard drive that I have connected to the router.
Region : Spain Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 Build 120820 Rel.73549n ISP : Portal Wimax
I have enabled USB Print Server on the router and managed to print from my main PC (connected by cable to router).
However, I cannot get it to work on my laptop.
I connected my laptop running Windows 7 x64 by cable to router, ran the USB print server software (latest version downloaded from web site). The USB server software sees my printer (Canon Pixma iP4200). It appears in the list to auto-connect but there is an X against it and if I try and set it to auto connect, I get the error "the port of auto-connect can not be a LPR/Raw TCP/SMB port". Apart from the occurrence of the printer I had installed before (so, yes the printer driver is installed), the USB-server printer does not appear in my system printer list.
Region : Russia Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 Build 120820 Rel.73549n ISP : VIMPELCOM
I have portable hard disk connected to one of the TL-WDR3600 router usb ports (another one has printer connected to it)
Write speed is about 3Mbytes/sec maximum.Real disk write speed is about 35-38Mbytes/sec - if I connect it to one of the PC USB ports (both router and PC ports are USB 2.0)Why write speed via router is so low?
My PC is connected to router via cable and is running Windows 7 32bit Ultimate SP1, hard disk partition is 465Gb NTFS single volume.I'm measuring speed simply by coping 1.4Gb file through Windows Explorer to \tplinklogin.net (following USB storage access instructions from router control panel) in first case and directly to hard disk - in second case.
Region : Poland Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
I have some linksys router that I used as wireless client bridge. I have main router that is connected to Internet and linksys router which is connected to main router's WiFi. Linksys router acts as client bridge connecting LAN devices to main router. Now I own TL-WDR3600 and I would like to replace linksys router. How can I achieve the same on TP-Link router? I don't see any option for setting wireless operation mode.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
I can view numerous other PDF files from other websites, and even PDF files from TP-LINK, but, the User Guide for the TL-WDR3600 or the 3500 error out when opening in a web browser. If I right click and download them, they will download but then error out on opening.
Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 Build 120820 Rel.73549n ISP : VIMPELCOM
To access USB Storage in Windows I simply type "\tplinklogin.net" in Run window.But how can I access it using Adnroid phone or tablet connected by Wi-Fi?Typing "\tplinklogin.net" in Browser adress line brings me to Google search, typing simply "tplinklogin.net" opens router web interface..
Region : Spain Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n ISP :
I've recently bought the TP-LINK WDR3600 and am very happy with it. I'm using its media server feature so I can watch movies on my TV through DLNA, but have found a problem: the MP4 files are not shown. All the other files work perfectly (AVI, MKV), but the MP4 files are not shown in Windows Media Player or LG Smart TV. I assume the Media Server software simply does not include this kind of files when scanning. Is there any way of accessing the media server configuration file and "enable" MP4 files?
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : TL-WDR3600_V1_130320 ISP :
Has anyone gotten the Guest Network feature to work from the new firmware TL-WDR3600_V1_130320?I have my WDR3600 setup as an access point:TPLINK with static IP address connected via ethernet cord from the LAN port and connected to the main Verizon FIOS router which distributes DHCP IP addresses to the netwrok. Can not get the Guest Network feature to work - I see the guest SSID I created but when I connect to it, the IP address assigned is in the 169. range meaning it does not get to my main router.It may be because I have the TPLINK setup as an access point, so are there any people who have gotten Guest Network work either with the TPLINK as the main router or as an access point?
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n ISP : Charter
I've set up my printer (HP PSC 2410) to the router using TL-WDR3600_V1.0_USB Print Service Client Setup and that part's fine. The USB Printer Controller sees the printer as an "auto-connected printer" and I can select the printer as my default to print to. My problem lies with the fact that every time I try to print something, it causes a BSOD. I'm using Windows 8 and checked to make sure the USB Print Service Client Setup program was compatible with Windows 8 before I attempted anything. The HP PSC 2410 printer is on the Print Server Compatibility list so I don't know why I'm having problems.
The error I get each time I try to print is: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (TplinkUDSTcpBus.sys). One of the draws of this router was that I could hook up my printer via USB and print wirelessly
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1
I am trying to restrict external access to a ftp server I have running, to a single external IP address. Is this possible? It can be done for the Remote Management IP Address page, where you can enter a single address or 255.255.255.255 to allow all external hosts. But the set up of a virtual server does not appear to have that option.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n ISP :
I have the WDR-3600 with a usb drive. I have updated to latest firmware 3.13.26. I am having problems with the media server. I have 331 folders shared in the Music folder. When I access it via the DLNA it will only show the first 123 folders. I can access all of the folders via network share but not via the media server. I have checked this on my music player and my android phone and tablet. Both of them can only see the first 123 folders.
Region : CzechRepublic Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n ISP :
1. On my laptop in windows vista media player I cant see any shared media of media server TP-WDR3600: screen.jpg
2. My samsung tv shows all three shared folders of media server. When I try to play any Mp3 and avi files it says unsuported file format. In folder with jpg photos it shows nothing. I can see and play anything from my laptop media server on TV.
Region : Hongkong Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
When using the USB printer port share function, I found that some PCs, which had never physically connect to a USB printer before, will not have the virtual USB printer port in the port selection. In this way, TP-Link's USB printer controller will not be able to setup the connection. The PC will not be able to use the shared printer from my WDR3600.how can I create a virtual USB printer port in the remote PCs (without need to physically connect a printer to them) or other method to use the shared printer?
Region : Germany Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.59449n ISP :
all my systems are configured under "IP & MAC Binding". Binding is activated globally and all check marks for every ID are set. After i finished my configurations, the "ARP List" status shows, that everything is bound - so far everything is great. The problem appears after a router reboot or after shutting the router down and powering it on again. The "ARP List" then shows only a few of my IDs and their status is unbound. I need to go back to the "Binding Settings" and hit "Save" - after that all my IDs appear in the ARP-List and everything is OK again.
Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 Build 120820 Rel.73549n ISP : Cable TV provider
It seems there is a bug with TL-WDR3600. As it can be seen in the following image, the UPnP is off:But my firewall on the computer is reporting flood of packets originating from the router (it's the routers MAC address and IP address):I don't know what ETH type packet is, 0026 might be hex (38 decimal as seen in the raw log). But port 1900 is definitely UPnP.At the router, the wireless switch is off, as well as all other options for sharing etc. This computer is the only one connected to the router. The router has been reset several times.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR3600 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP : Centurylink
I'm using a WDR3600 router, and I'm having difficulty with getting internet access on the 5 GHz band. Right now the router is broadcasting in both 2.4 and 5 GHz as two separate APs. The 2.4 GHz band works perfectly fine, but when I connect to the 5 GHz band my device is not assigned an IP address and cannot connect to the internet (or even the router configuration page). Unfortunately, I don't have another device capable of accessing the 5 GHz band, so I can't check to see if the computer is at fault, but both the computer and the router have worked together with no problems before, and this computer has done fine in accessing other 5 GHz bands.
Region : Argentina Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP : Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 Build 121225 Rel.37950n ISP : Comcast
I just upgraded my DLink DIR655 to WDR4300. My VOIP service has worked for the last 5 years. But with WDR4300, I'm frequently experiencing dropped calls. The call will be cut off every 20 seconds or so. This is really a deal-killer.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.23 ISP : Comcast
I have no problems connecting on a 5 GHz band or wired to the router. However any device connecting on 2.4 Ghz gets barely any bandwidth and drops after running for a short time. I have test numerous devices and have the same issue. What was odd is a device on 5GHz that worked fine had the same issue when connecting on 2.4 GHz which seems to say it is only that band. I have an old router that works fine on 2.4 GHz on channel 1 with all the security settings I used on the 4300.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : latest ISP : Clear
Get GMT throws an error. I set known good public NTP servers, still get error. Also power cycling or rebooting the router seems to drop manual time settings, as well. I am using WDR4300 as a wireless access point, does that matter? Maybe I don't need time in access mode? It is connected to the Internet and is providing internet access to clients.
Region : Venezuela Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : ISP :
I have an issue with my TL-WDR4300 (regular, internet sharing use, no Open WRT or similar things). It was working well, until one day that my devices only receive the 2.4 GHz signal (no 5 GHz) and then I try to connect to 2.4 GHz and it asks for a password. I put my regular password and it doesn't work. Then I tried to bring it to factory default settings, I push the reset button for 8 seconds as the manual points and then same thing. What could I do?
Model : TL-WR2543ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version :
ISP : I have an external HDD that I regularly use in any computer I have access.It's an HDD enclosure 2.5" 3.0 USB, with a 750GB WD HDD inside. I use it in computers with all versions of USB, even in my TV. It doens't require an external power source, and just have 01 input/output, which is a USB port.After plugging it in the router (running with the last available firmware from TP-LINK - 3.13.27 Build 121207), I entered the setup screen of the router, and under USB Settings, pressed RESCAN, but the HDD wasn't recognized.What happens is that when I plug it in the router, the LED in it starts blinking (in normal usage, the LED becomes red for a couple of seconds, and then becomes steadly blue, when it gets connected into a equipment). It is probably a matter of power, as if the router wasn't providing enough power to it when it's plugged.Afterwards, I've made the following tests:
1) Used this External HDD in 3 different equipments (a notebook, a netbook and a TV), with different versions of USB ports. It was recognized and read normally in all of them.
2) I tested a pendrive with the router. After RESCAN, it was shown normally in Storage Sharing page.
3) I have downgraded the firmware to 120509 version, plugged the HDD in the router, and once again, it was an unsuccessful try.
What I can conclude from those tests is that:
1) My External HDD is working normally;
2) The router's USB port is working properly;
3) So, if both are working, it can only be a matter of compatibility between them.
Region : Argentina Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : Region : Others
I have Enable WDS Bridging and run Survey which detect the other SSID to be joined with the correct MAC address.I had filled the password of my second THOMSON v 585 V7 with the correct Auth Type both routers broadcast on channel 11.But my TP-Link 2543ND cannot made it work.I also disable DHCP and changed my LAN ip to 192.168.1.2 and can access it over my lan.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
The router is working and when I plug in an external drive to usb I can see in the admin tool. It is setup to share without a password. I am using a PC with Vista on it...so I go to RUN and enter [URL] but I get the following message:'Windows cannot access [URL]
Region : Netherlands Model : TL-WDR4900 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 121211 ISP :
after changing from a Thomson router with wifi to the TP-link WDR-4900 I find that the wifi is very unstable. The 2.4GHz is operating on the same channel as my previous router (channel 8 - which is the lest busy channel around my house), and none of my neighbours have wifi on the 5GHz band. Almost all devices in my home regularly have to reconnect to the wifi, both on the 2.4GHz as on the 5GHz (tested with more than 8 devices). Almost every 15 minutes I see a "wifi channel disconnected" message, 10 seconds later followed by a "wifi connected" message. the Wifianalyser app on my tablet confirms that the wifi signal drops once in a while to zero. I use the latest stable frmware (I read that there is beta firmware but I don't like to loose warranty). The stability seems to unrelated to the amount of traffic on the wifi network.
Will this be fixed in the next firmware of the TP-WDR-4900 ?
Region : Netherlands Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 121225 ISP : Online
Recently I replaced my Linksys WRT54G for a TP-Link WDR4300. But unfortunately this did not result in an increased speed.On both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz speed is limited to roughly 2.5-3 MByte/s, which is OK for watching movies etc. but I could reach those speeds with the 802.11g router as well!
I'm using the WDR4300 as access point, so I disabled DHCP server and NAT functionality, left the WAN port empty. And I set fixed IP in the subnet range of my modem/router. (horrible Speedtouch device). All works fine and stable, but too slow.
In the wireless settings I tried the 20 and 40MHz bandwith, disabled WMM, tried to lower the transmission power, tried to set a fixed channel. But all those changes do not have a significant influence on the transfer speed. (both on 2.4 and 5GHz) I'm the only 5GHz access point in my neighborhood, so interference cannot be a problem. The clients indicate a link speed of 300mbps very close to the router, and this drops to indication of 54mbps further away, but effective link speed remains fairly constant (and stable!) (I find it strange that indicated link speed already drops at 3 meters with clear line of sight to the router)
I did the tests with fixed IPs on two laptops and no devices connected on the LAN ports, to rule out problems caused by the modem/router or other clients.The tests were done using a Lenovo x220 and Asus Zenbook, both with Intel dual band 802.11n wifi interfaces. The Lenovo reaches 22MByte/s via the Cisco access point at my work (with less signal as at home).
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WDR4300 Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : ISP : Verizon DSL
My DSL connection comes into our house in the basement and the DSL modem came with a router included. I bought the WDR4300 for the higher speed wireless connections and the gigabit ports. I really don't need the "router" functionality. I would like to put the WDR4300 on the second floor to give (hopefully) the broadest wireless range. However, I would like all my PCs (including those wirelessly connected) to be on the same sub-net. Is there a way to configure the WDR4300 so it acts like a switch rather than a router?